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May 22, 2017

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May 22, 2017

Gene That Affects Cell Power Supply May Hold Key to Bowel Disease

May 17, 2017 — A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders such as Crohn's disease has been identified by scientists. Blocking the gene harms vital parts of the cell and ... read more

Osteoarthritis Could Be Prevented With Good Diet and Exercise

May 12, 2017 — Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Scientists have found that salicylic acid -- also used to make aspirin -- can help the cowpea be more drought tolerant. In Brazil, the cowpea one of the main sources of protein for many people. ... read more

IBS Patients (Can't Get No) Satisfaction

May 9, 2017 — A new study of 483 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) revealed that many factors that contribute to patient satisfaction are beyond the doctor's ... read more

May 9, 2017 — An international team of researchers has discovered that a microRNA produced by certain white blood cells can prevent excessive inflammation in the intestine. The study shows that synthetic versions ... read more

What’s the Best Way for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease to Address Abdominal Pain?

May 9, 2017 — When researchers analyzed published studies on how to treat recurrent abdominal pain among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, stress ... read more

A Unique Enzyme Could Be a Game-Changer for Gluten-Sensitive Patients

May 8, 2017 — Researchers have found that taking an enzyme tablet while consuming foods containing gluten prevents a significant amount of it from entering the small intestine. This could enable gluten-sensitive ... read more

Gut Microbes Linked to Brain Structure in People With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 5, 2017 — Research shows for the first time an association between the gut microbiota and the brain regions involved in the processing of sensory information from their bodies. Also, the researchers gained ... read more

Prolonged Military-Style Training Causes Changes to Intestinal Bacteria, Increases Inflammation

May 4, 2017 — A new study finds that long periods of physiological stress can change the composition of microorganisms residing in the intestines (intestinal microbiota), which could increase health risks in ... read more

Infants Prescribed Antacids Have Increased Risk of Fractures During Childhood

May 4, 2017 — New research found infants prescribed antacids to manage acid reflux, or spitting up, under age 1 had more bone fractures later in ... read more

Psychological Benefits for Kids When Moms Keep Taking Folic Acid

May 3, 2017 — Taking folic acid supplements throughout pregnancy may improve psychological development in children, new research ... read more

First Endoscopic Stricturotomy With Needle Knife Study for Intestinal Strictures in IBD

Apr. 28, 2017 — The first study illustrating the safety and efficacy of endoscopic needle-knife therapy for intestinal strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel disorder has been released by physicians. The ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Too much of the oncogene Bcl-3 leads to chronic intestinal diseases, report investigators. They describe in a new report exactly how it throws the immune system ... read more

Single Gene Encourages Growth of Intestinal Stem Cells, Supporting 'Niche' Cells, and Cancer

Apr. 28, 2017 — A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a ... read more

Follow-Up Colonoscopies Associated With a Significantly Lower Incidence of Bowel Cancer

Apr. 28, 2017 — Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds new ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — An ingestible electronic capsule, complete with a capsule-sized antenna capable of receiving a radio signal wirelessly, can safely power a device in the gastrointestinal tract in preclinical models, ... read more

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Is Safe and Effective for Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Apr. 27, 2017 — A single transplant of microbes contained in the stool of a healthy donor is a safe and effective way to increase diversity of good bacteria in the guts of patients with ulcerative colitis, according ... read more

Ingesting Soy Protein May Ease Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Apr. 26, 2017 — A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon ... read more

Dairy 'Excellent' Source of Protein for Children, New Study Deems

Apr. 26, 2017 — Researchers are using pigs as a model to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by ... read more

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Imbalanced Microbiome

Apr. 26, 2017 — Abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria are related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without concurrent irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, ... read more

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